This is mod

Mod (named after Modular), is a typeface made during Type West 2023 as an exercise in building typefaces from various components. In this specific exercises, we were given a semi circle, a quarter circle, a square, and a triangle. While there were many different ways to approach this, I was interested in the geometric nature of the various shapes and wanted to make a typeface that respected the original form.

Each glyph can be divided into four quadrants where any number of elements can be placed to form a particular shape. However, there are only a finite number of permutations which made some of the shapes and characters difficult to differentiate. As such, I tried to consider the glyphs abstractly, distilling them down to their abstract most shapes.

If you want to use it, feel free to download it and credit me!

Font File

Initial Sketches

Color Experiments